Rev. Andrew ARNOTE, D.D.
Andrew Arnote, son of Adam B. and Polly
Arnote, was born in Ray County, Missouri, June 24, 1844,
and grew up on his father's farm in Ray County, Missouri.
He enlisted in Co. D., Sixth Missouri Cavalry under Col.
E. C. Catherwood, serving for three years and two months.
He was mustered out at Springfield, Mo., March 24, 1865.
Later he became a member of Tom Gordon Post, Grand Army
of the Republic., at Polo, Missouri.
Mr. Arnote was married to Marovia Burgess, of Ray County,
Mo., on October 28, 1866. Eleven children were born to
them, 9 boys and 2 girls. They were: Albert, Arthur,
Edgar, Ernest, Infant Son Arnote, Lillie who married Mr.
W. D. Sperry, Perry, Ralph, Walter, Wesley, and Minnie
Estelle who married William Granville Clevenger.
At the age of 27, Mr. Arnote was converted and as a
member of the Church of Christ in Christian union, soon
after embarked upon a ministerial career, being ordained
by the Missouri Council in 1874. Nine years of pastoral
work followed at Rock Ford, a local church in Missouri
and seven years at Bethel near Knoxville, Missouri. In
1890 Rev. Arnote was sent to Oklahoma as a missionary by
the Missouri Annual Council. He engaged in pastoral and
evangelical work and served for a time as pastor of the
little congregation at Union Chapel. He remained there
many years. With his family he made his home on a farm 1
½ miles north and 2 east of Union Chapel. His field
covered much of Sherman and Skeleton townships in
The honorary degree, Doctor of Divinity, was bestowed
upon Rev. Arnote by the Grand River Christian Union
College, an institution of learning operated by the
Missouri Annual Council of the Churches of Christ in
Christian Union for several years. The school was located
about five miles west of Trenton, Missouri. Previous to
its purchase and operation by the Missouri council it had
been owned and operated by Baptists who abandoned it and
built in Trenton when the Rock Island railroad was
constructed through Trenton. Dr. Arnote was the last
Christian Union minister to pass away having the honorary
divinity degree bestowed by Grand River Christian Union
college. The institution was located at an inland village
known as Edinburg.
Rev. Arnote was preceded in death by his wife who passed
on July 20, 1916, also six sons--Edgar, Walter, Arthur,
Albert, Ernest, and an infant son. For the last several
years of his life, Rev. Arnote made his home with his
daughter, Mrs. Lillie Sperry. He passed away at her home
at the age of 93.
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